HMS Hawkins remembered

On D-Day Plus One, from the deck of Tank Landing Ship LST 525, Leading Writer Alwyn Bowen, In the thick of the action, took time to observe British ships shelling shore defences. From one heavy cruiser, he could see the shells exiting the Parrels en route to reinforced-concrete gun butteries on the Normandy shore. The ship’s elegant profile was unmistakable — it was HMS Hawkins, on which he had served in the Mediterranean.

Named after the navigator, naval commander and slave trader Sir John Hawkins, and bearing the motto Nil desperandum, HMS Hawkins was a heavy cruiser with a tonnage

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OR CRUISER CHOPPER?

As we have described is called Class motorcycles — cruisers and choppers — confused even some editorial staff MN, so let’s set the record straight over L cruiser — a heavy motorcycle with a low-slung, designed for comfortable travel on a paved road at low speeds. For this purpose, the bike is equipped with bulky fuel tank, broad wings, protecting against dirt and splashes, additional lighting equipment and often — mounted wardrobe trunks for luggage.

Chopper same (from the English. chop — "hack") Is actually a cruiser, practicality is sacrificed appearance. Sudlinen-term front fork (which, respectively, initially "chopped off" and

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Killer truth

Chances Russian missile cruiser hit South American aircraft carrier compound negligible Certain classes and types of warships cause high expectations of society, and attributed them Tipo high combat potential is reflected in the resounding nicknames, such, for example, as «the killer of aircraft carriers» — specifically referred to in the press as Project 1164 missile cruiser. How it fits their real abilities? Are they able to kill more massive warships modernity — languid South American carriers (AUT)? Languishing on nuclear missile cruisers Project 1144 (of which more recognizable «Peter the Great»), Project 1164 missile cruisers and submarines of Project 949A

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Shoigu rescues Aurora

Sergei Shoigu said that the army, like the country,

shouldbe untouchable characters. Among

priority measures— The return of the cruiser

"Aurora" his well-deservedstatus.

To its credit, Sergei Shoigu, he probably thought that

"Aurora" — is not only a symbol of the coming to power of the Bolsheviks,

but also — and partyRussian-Japanese andWorld

Wars,and that today in Russia is no longer kept any

one ship with such an amazing and long destiny.

To this fate does not okorotit, the new Minister

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Killer truth

Chances Russian missile cruiser hit South American aircraft carrier compound negligible Certain classes and types of warships cause high expectations of society, and attributed them Tipo high combat potential is reflected in the resounding nicknames, such, for example, as «the killer of aircraft carriers» — specifically referred to in the press as Project 1164 missile cruiser. How it fits their real abilities? Are they able to kill more massive warships modernity — languid South American carriers (AUT)? Languishing on nuclear missile cruisers Project 1144 (of which more recognizable «Peter the Great»), Project 1164 missile cruisers and submarines of Project 949A

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Black Sea Fleet 230 years

May 13 holiday for sailors Chernomortsev — 230 years ago the first ships on secondment from Azov, embarked on a raid in Akhtiar bay, then there Sevastopol itself was not.

The Black Sea Fleet — the "battle" in Russian history to his credit more than just sea battles. Two months ago, we decided to create on its basis, or rather re-create a permanent Mediterranean squadron. It will have to act, and off the coast of Syria, and outside of the inland sea of Europe. Our correspondent Dmitry Pischuhin estimated scale of the task and learned

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The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet missile cruiser Moskva cruise missile hit a training target in the Atlantic

Mezhflotskogo squadron flagship of the Russian Navy missile cruiser "Moskva" performed in the Atlantic Ocean cruise missile firing on surface of the educational purpose. This was reported by Itar-Tass news service of the Black Sea Fleet, Captain First Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev.

Photo: ITAR-TASS

"Guards missile cruiser" Moskva "performed in the Atlantic Ocean cruise missile firing of the main complex on the simulator surface target. Cruise missile hit the target," — said Trukhachev. According to him, the objective control was involved naval helicopter Ka-27PS, whose crew confirmed the success of the shooting. Also in the course

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The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet missile cruiser Moskva finished dock repair

The flagship of the Black Sea Fleet / BSF / guided-missile cruiser "Moskva" finished dock repair, spokesman for the Black Sea Fleet Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev.

The guided-missile cruiser "Moskva" The Black Sea Fleet

"The crew of the ship after docking works based on the dockside of the fleet in Sevastopol started the implementation of routine tasks, — he said. — Now the cruiser is loaded ammunition. Then after refueling begin preparing to sail for putting course tasks."

Trukhachev said that in January and February in a timely manner has been renovated Freshwater-fence equipment and fire alarm system, carried

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«Peter the Great» experienced on defense. Nuclear cruiser ready to make missile defense RUSSIA

Ivan Konovalov. Crew languid nuclear missile cruiser (TARKR) «Peter the Great», which is currently in the distant campaign in the Northern Sea Route, conducted exercises to missile defense system of the Russian Federation. As told «Izvestia» a source in the Russian Defense Ministry, the flagship of the Northern Fleet has practically become an element of the naval component created Russian missile defense system (NMD).   — During a hike in the Arctic regions of the Northern Sea Route «Peter the Great» spent parts of a missile defense tests specifically how the maritime sector overall missile defense system of the

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TARKR Peter the Great: 15 years under the flag of the Russian Navy

Commander of the Northern Fleet (NF) Admiral Vladimir Korolev congratulated the crew last Sunday of the heavy nuclear-powered cruiser (TARKR) "Peter the Great" with the 15th anniversary of the lifting of the Naval flag. "As befits a true sailors, birthday of the ship you are greeted by the sea, successfully fulfilling the tasks of combat training," — said Admiral Vladimir Korolev at the opening ceremony of the lifting St. Andrew's flag on the cruiser. — I would like to note that throughout the glorious path of the ship, proudly bearing the title of leader of the Federation Council, the

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